Class of 2019 (11th Grade)
Start with you: Make lists of your abilities, social-cultural preferences, and personal qualities. List things you may want to study and do in college.
Learn about colleges, Look at college web sites’ admission pages.
Make frequent stops to the FHS Counseling Center to see when college representatives will be visiting our school.
Make a point to read the monthly Counselor’s Corner on The Buzz! The monthly newsletter contains relevant information for college and career: scholarships, testing dates, college visits, college fair, financial aid nights, etc.
Make a file to manage your college search, testing, and application data.
Start to learn about financial aid. Read the Department of Education’s Funding Your Education. Use Getting Financial Aid published by the College Board and the financial aid calculator
HOPE Lottery Scholarship Info:
to learn about how to qualify for the HOPE Lottery Scholarship!!
Start studying for the ACT. Juniors will take the ACT at IHS free of charge in March. To prepare, download practice books from http://www.actstudent.org.
If you’re in Advanced Placement classes, register for AP Exams, given in May.
Visit some local colleges. Get a feel for what works for you.
Develop a list of 15 or 20 colleges that attract you. Request information about financial aid and academic programs that are of interest to you. Visit some colleges over your spring break.
ATHLETES!!!!!!! It is imperative that you register with the NCAA Clearinghouse (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net) AND that you take NCAA approved courses.
Visit colleges. Take campus tours. At colleges you’re serious about, make appointments to have interviews with admission counselors.
Create a resume. Include accomplishments, activities, and work experiences accrued during high school.
Download applications (or request paper copies) from colleges to which you’ll apply. Check application dates–large universities may have early dates or rolling admission.